The European Commission’s proposal to establish a European Health Data Space (“EHDS”) aims to improve access by individuals to their health data (primary use) and facilitate the re-use of health data for societal good across the European Union (secondary use).

While the draft EHDS regulation might easily get lost in an alphabet of

On October 7, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities,1 which is intended to implement U.S. commitments under the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (DPF) announced in March 2022. With the new executive order, the Biden administration aims to strengthen the legal foundation for trans-Atlantic

The European Council and European Parliament recently reached a provisional agreement on the text for the EU’s proposed Directive on minimum cybersecurity standards to be implemented across the EU (NIS2). The text is expected to be formally adopted in the coming months. NIS2 seeks to replace and strengthen the EU’s current Network and Information Society

The UK Government has published its response to the consultation on its proposed reform of the UK’s data protection regime (which we have provided further information on in our previous legal update available here.) Whilst the UK Government has proposed several incremental reforms to the UK’s data protection laws that will diverge from the

On 25 May 2022, the European Commission published Questions and Answers for the New  Standard Contractual Clauses to provide practical guidance on the use of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) and help organisations with their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance efforts. The Commission confirmed that the Q&A document will be regularly updated.

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On March 25, 2022, the United States and the European Union jointly announced an “agreement in principle” to a new trans-Atlantic data privacy framework to facilitate the cross-border transfer of personal data (the “Framework”).1 As part of the Framework, the US has made “unprecedented commitments” related to intelligence collection and surveillance practices.2 The

Today, 21 March 2022, the International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA) and the UK Addendum to the EU standard contractual clauses have entered into force.

The IDTA and the UK Addendum can be used for transfers of personal data outside the UK to countries that are not considered “adequate” by the UK Government. You can read

The UK Online Safety Bill was proposed by the UK government to establish a new regulatory framework to tackle harmful content online and usher in a new age of accountability for tech companies. The bill will impose a duty of care on companies that offer user-generated content, in addition to search engines, to protect users

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) might apply to operators of overseas websites that have even  minimal commercial activity in the UK following the judgment of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in Soriano v Forensic News LLC and Others [2021] EWCA Civ 1952.

Operators of overseas online platforms, apps and